Meaning of sodium methylate

so'dium meth'ylate

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— Chem. Chem.
  1. a white, free-flowing, flammable powder, CHONa, decomposed by water to sodium hydroxide and methyl alcohol: used chiefly in organic synthesis. Also called
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